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The Whig Party: A Short-Lived Movement with a Long Legacy

Narrated by: Brian Boland
Length: 59 mins
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The Whigs were a party born out of opposition. Whigs came from all sorts of political beliefs - abolitionists and slaveholders alike banded together out of a mutual dislike for President Andrew Jackson’s expansive power system. The little they had in common defines their legacy today: They upheld the Constitution and Federal law, advocated for the rights of Native Americans, supported free public education, and encouraged women’s participation in political campaigns. While their diversity in beliefs allowed the Whigs to accomplish many different goals at the local level, this ultimately led to their dissolution in the 1850s. Still, this short-lived party left a long-lasting impact on American politics.

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A Must Listen!

I received this book as a holiday gift from in60Learning but felt the need to leave a review for it because everyone should give it a try. This book should be heard, at least, by all Americans!! This tells the history of the Whig party. A party that played quite a large role in our country's politics and how said politics are done today. I personally do not remember ever learning about this part of our history in school but I should have. This is the beginning to the end of the Whig party and all the things they did/stood for, as divided as they were. The narration was excellently done with Brian Boland reading at a nice pace. He made it even more of an enjoyable listen. I highly recommend this book to those wanting to know more about America as well as our political system.